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Exec and Representatives

In addition to councillors elected from each department, grad students are also represented by the following elected student representatives.


The GSA is administered by 5 part-time executive members (a president and 4 vice-presidents) who are elected by graduate students each Spring for a 1-year term.

  • Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah

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    • Taylor Howarth

        Having had the chance to work with the GSA since the fall of last year, I was excited to learn that I had been granted the opportunity to continue working with this great organization on behalf of our membership. Although the role of VP Finance will not be without its challenges, I am looking forward […]
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      • Eric Hitsman

          It is a great honour to start my Masters of Anthropology program representing the diversity of students in the GSA as the Vice-President Operations. In the past, I have worked in the music industry as a performer, event planner, and manager. I am eager to transfer the skills I have acquired in these experiences to […]
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        • Jenna Amirault

            Join the Political Action Committee! Get Involved! The Graduate Students’ Association Political Action Committee (PAC) is your vehicle for defending the interests of students and workers on campus and public education in Canada through student-led campaigns and initiatives. I am calling on graduate students who are interested in these important issues, who are working on […]
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          • William Felepchuk

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            Other Reps:

            Carleton University Board of Governors

            The Board of Governors (BoG) is the highest financial decision-making body at Carleton University, and deals with issues like tuition fees and the university budget.

            Carleton University Senate

            Decisions relating to academic programs, awards, rules and regulations, and the granting of degrees are made at the Senate, where graduate students are represented by 3 Senators.

            Graduate Faculty Board (GFB)

            Graduate students have 5 seats on the GFB. The GFB reports to Senate and oversees the administration and content of graduate studies at Carleton.

            GFBBethany Berard